UPDATED GUIDANCE ON CURFEW AND PREVIOUS REGS ISSUED PLUS BDO NI GUIDE TO WINTER ECONOMY

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON CURFEW AND PREVIOUS REGS ISSUED PLUS BDO NI GUIDE TO WINTER ECONOMY

29 September 2020

CEO STATEMENT ON CURFEW

 

Reacting to this morning’s statement at the NI Assembly that a curfew of 11pm is to be set by the Executive, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said today:

 

“If a curfew is necessary, it is important that it is set at a time that allows the hospitality sector to be sustainable after being so badly damaged by the Covid lockdown. The hospitality industry was reopened to save jobs and businesses in the safest way possible and now has some of the strictest legally enforceable Covid regulations across the island of Ireland and UK.”

 

“We welcome the fact that the earlier time of 10pm has been dismissed, but 11pm still means that doors have to be shut by that time.”

 

“We respect that health has to come first, but this curfew and other restrictions must be kept under continuous review.”

 

“Legislation normally goes through a scrutiny process before being introduced, however, this emergency has skipped over this process and it is now essential that these decisions are scrutinised directly following their introduction. The Executive and our industry needs to discuss the criteria used to introduce the measures and immediately begin the process of identifying the criteria to safely remove the restrictions.”

 

“The sector is going to lose hours, its losing staff and it has lost live music and needs to be given a fighting chance. A curfew is not ideal, but we in the hospitality sector will do all we can to make this work, which hopefully will be only a temporary measure.”

 

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON CURFEW AND PREVIOUS REGS ISSUED

 

Issue 3 of HU's guidance of NI Executive regulations is now available to members. You will need your HU membership password to access this document. Please email enquiries@hospitalityulster.org for assistance if required.

 

To download Issue 3 of HU's Guidance CLICK HERE

 

- enter membership password

- click on file 'HU37' 

 

BDO WINTER ECONOMY PLAN

 

HU partner BDO NI has issued guidance to the Chancellor's Winter Economy Plan, along with information on NI Executive funding and legislation changes. You will need your HU membership password to access this document. Please email enquiries@hospitalityulster.org for assistance if required.

 

To download the BDO Winter Economy Plan CLICK HERE

 

- enter membership password

- click on file 'HU38'